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Pros: Cheapest on the market.
Low heat & power-- very important to me.
I own about 8 of these in different laptops, and also the 72k model as well.
Cons: Not meat to support ANY antiquated operating system's prior to 2008/9, thats when AF when was made available in mainstream i believe. So -this is not the answer to upgrade an antiquated MAC-XP-LINUX machine and expect it to run like new. Alignment issues may be a problem if your still trying to use outdated technology- thats all AF drives though not specific to this one. Hitachi drive's are known for a short life, that's not big secret.
Could have a bigger cache
Other Thoughts: Its a very good purchase for a normal/average user. Used properly it should last forever. Now if your a power user you should have bought something else, this is not a high performance drive. SHAME on you for trying to save 15$- you read the specs before you bought it you know better. Read/Write speeds are fine, I have tested it by itself with proper format and by itself. I use as a stripe drive drive with an SSD. I wouldn't make it a primary drive- but that's me. I'm a power user and i know better. These drives have a short life when abused(2-3yrs max)- like anything i suppose. My typical use on this is 128/256SSD for an OS and use this to extend C: drive onto so i end up 1.2tb C:drive and all the OS stuff stays on the SSD.. That give's me speed and lots of space.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: OK this is the second review- i didn't check F/W or anything to see if its the exact same model drive or not. Put it in- installed and its working fine. The RMA was lightning fast, even over holiday weekend and the terrible USPS..
I already bought another one, i'm thinking newer the computer better it will run. Lower use- I wont use Msata on older style chip set pc's anymore. These weren't designed for 3/4 year old computers
Cons: Gets extremely HOT- burn your fingers hot -150F ish- could of just been all the work it had just completed - not sure. In the drives defense it was an older laptop with an X9 extreme CPU.
Other Thoughts: Tried to install to DELL PRECISION M6500 by itself, thats a no go. The Dell bios is NOT capable of reading the Msata without the regular SATA slots # 0 or #1 populated. Dell bios turns off the msata slot when nothing detected in the big slots- same thing it does with dual vs quad core cpu's and the extra memory slots- no 4 core's - no 4 memory slots.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Was a decent drive while it lasted. Not quite the speeds advertised but that's what i expected buying one of the cheapest drives on the market . Ran like a champ when it ran. Installs like a dream if your slightly knowledgeable about computers.
Good for the price(90ish $$) at the time i purchased mine.
Cons: SHORT LIFE. Mine only lasted 45 day's.. I didn't expect 3 years out of it but i did expect longer than 45 days. You buy the cheapest item you can find- dont blame the seller or the MFG, you got what you paid for. RMA seems fairly painless so far. None of these drives have been on the market 3 years why would they question purchase date?? I probably just got part of the same BAD batch as everyone else, sure it will be rectified with my replacement. I might buy them again- i have used ADATA products in the past. Not going to let 1 bad drive discourage me. Hey it happens right?
Other Thoughts: I installed mine as OS dedicated with 512 lite-on SSD as secondary drive. I used rapid drive, (software raid kinda) OS install was about 8 minutes on my Y580. I never reboot or shut down anything so that drive ran pretty much 25hrs for the 45 days i had it. I get 400+ R/W by itself. Its in RMA right now. I run BKF everyday so i wasn't effected when it failed but that could really be a damper on things if your not smart enough to use backups- I dont have that much faith in computer equipment not to use backups. Systems Analyst by trade so i know better.READ FULL REVIEW